The ferry called
Sorrento caught fire 20 miles from Mallorca with 156 people on board between passengers and
crew. On April 28 the evacuation was a success. The captain gave the order to
evacuate the ferry on lifeboats, but now the more worrying is that the ferry
carried 740 tons of fuel that can represent an ecological disaster.
Sorrento is it around 100 nautical miles from the coast of
. The operation to
transport it to port will be very risky because is necessary to try that the
fuel does not leak into the sea. The Public Works Minister
Ana Pastor had said that the government’s priority was to ensure that the ferry
will not contaminate the Mediterranean coast. Valencia
I think that is a very important issue because in recent years in different parts of
Spain, particularly in Galicia and the Canary Islands
have passed similar acts that they are a very big ecological disaster.